isbn 9782917217542   MANUELLA EDITIONS
Idea Code 15430   out of print   $60.00

More than two decades of production by Paris-based artist Michel Blazy fills this richly illustrated monograph, wherein his preference for everyday materials – objects and substances that can be found in kitchens or gardens – reflects the evolution and freedom of artworks through which the passage of time is manifested. The artist gives the initial impulse, after which matter takes over, evolving and transforming according to its intrinsic properties and environmental conditions. In this way, Blazy proposes alternatives to reconcile artificiality and nature, criticises today’s consumerism, and examines the status of the artwork in the dual realms of technology and living organisms.

704 p, ills colour, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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